Mark Olson (Jayhawks co-founder) – Free Mp3 Download
Mark Olson has a new record coming out and the fine folks at Ryko have provided a free mp3 for us to share with you. It’s a great track which features the talented Jolie Holland on backup vocals. Enjoy!
01 Little Bird of Freedom (feat. Jolie Holland).mp3
This press release info was already posted previously on the site but here it is again in case you missed it the first time around:
Mark Olson, founder of legendary Americana band The Jayhawks and a critically acclaimed artist whose influential catalog spans 25 years, will be releasing his new full-length, Many Colored Kite, on Ryko Records on July 27, 2010.
Many Colored Kite is the follow-up to his 2007 personal milestone Salvation Blues, a soul-searching album of loss and change that further cemented Olson’s reputation as one of the true heroes of the folk/roots scene. The album was a New York Times Critics pick and received rave reviews for its autobiographical, often painful songs.
It’s a hopeful Olson that greets the listener on Many Colored Kite, with its earthy, neo-folk feel that encompasses classic and ‘60s British folk as well as the “desert country” he’s been associated with in the past. Produced and engineered by Beau Raymond (Devendra Banhart, Little Joy, Mark Olson and Gary Louris) and featuring the core group of Olson, Neal Casal and Danny Frankel, this is a wide-eyed, uplifting album with soaring, ethereal harmonies contributed by his girlfriend and musical partner, Ingunn Ringvold.
The opening track, “Little Bird of Freedom” (with backing vocals by Jolie Holland), sets the tone of the album: these are songs by a man who’s made it through the eye of the tempest and is looking at the world as if he’s seeing it for the first time. Elsewhere Many Colored Kite’s airy, uncluttered songs celebrate life and nature (“Wind and Rain, “Morning Dove”) and love (“Blue Bell” and “No Time to Live Without Her,” featuring Vashti Bunyan).
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